Career Exploration by Class year

Exploring careers? Start here!

Regardless of what year you are at Wellesley, we are here to help you explore potential career paths. First-years, sophomores, and juniors are matched with Advisors for Career Exploration (ACEs), who are available for conversations about your values, strengths, and interests. Your ACE will provide the mentorship, tools, connections, and space for self-assessment and reflection to identify the paths you want to pursue. Schedule an appointment in Handshake to meet with Career Exploration Advisors as follows:

First-years: Ariane Baker, ACE for the Class of 2026

Sophomores: Ariane Baker, ACE for the Class of 2025

Juniors: Marisa Crowley, ACE for the Class of 2024

Seniors: Hayley Meredith McIlvaine, ACE for the Class of 2023

Below, we have broken down some of opportunities to get you started in thinking about your career journey. This is not intended to be a comprehensive checklist; rather, think of this as a collection of some of our most frequently referenced resources. 

 

Quick links:
First Years  •  Sophomores  •  Juniors  •  Seniors

 


 

Resources for First Years

Welcome to Wellesley! As a first-year student, your priority is to explore and try new things academically, personally, and professionally. This is a great time to learn more about yourself and your interests, discover new and exciting options for your future, and build community with your peers! Check out some of our resources below to get you started. But remember, these are just a handful of the opportunities and resources available to you, so keep exploring! 

 


 

Resources for Sophomores

Sophomore year is a great time to continue your career exploration by trying an internship, research program, or other experiential learning opportunity! This is also your year for major declaration and study abroad considerations, which we are always happy to discuss with you. Below are some suggested resources to help you explore different opportunities. Remember, these are just a handful of the opportunities and resources available to you, so keep exploring! 

 


Resources for Juniors

Hello Juniors! I’m Marisa Crowley ’05, and I’m the Advisor for Career Exploration (ACE) for the Class of 20243. Junior year is an exciting time with lots of opportunities available to you for exploration, internships and research, and further reflection on how you might like your post-Wellesley life to look. I am here to help with it all! Below are some suggested resources to help you start to explore what’s possible in your junior year. Let’s be in touch any time to discuss these opportunities and more!


Resources for Seniors

Hello, seniors! I’m Hayley Meredeith McIlvaine, the Advisor for Career Exploration (ACE) for the class of 2023. Senior year can be an exciting and hectic time to navigate. From participating in special traditions, to soaking up final classes and rhythms of life at Wellesley, to taking steps toward pursuing whatever might come next, it can be tricky to balance it all. This is a great time to take advantage of the resources available to you through Career Education. Whether you’re hoping to attend graduate or professional school, conduct a job search, or find a gap year(s) opportunity (to name a few possible next steps), your ACE and the Industry Advisors are here to support you along the way. Our team is ready to walk alongside you as you prepare to transition to life after Wellesley, whether you have a clear sense of direction or still feel unsure about what to pursue next. Check out some of the resources below to start exploring what senior year has to offer.